Meet our Doctors

Denise Kelley, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)


Dialysis, Internal Medicine

I am originally from Massachusetts, but have lived in California, Pennsylvania, and D.C. I attended American University and following graduation I worked in finance and project management for several years before deciding to change careers. I moved back to Massachusetts to attend Tufts University’s Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, I completed a one-year small animal rotating surgery and medicine internship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Following my internship, I returned to Tufts to complete a three-year residency in small animal internal medicine.

I am excited to be living in D.C. once again and rediscovering the city, as well as working along side previous colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania and Tufts University. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my husband, exploring the outdoors, and traveling.

Clinical Areas of Interest

I am most interested in hepatology, endocrinology, nephrology, and urology.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, specialization in International Finance – American University, Washington, D.C.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Tufts University, Grafton, MA
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency – Tufts University, Grafton, MA

Research & Publications

  • Kelley D., Webster C.R.L., Labato M. Hyperammonemia in azotemic cats. In progress. 
  • Kelley D., Lester C., Shaw S., DeLaforcade A., Webster C.R.L. (2015), Thromboelastographic Evaluation of Dogs with Acute Liver Disease. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 29:1053-1062. 
  • Kelley D., Lester C., DeLaforcade A., Webster C.R.L. (2013), Thromboelastographic Evaluation of Dogs with Congenital Portosystemic Shunts. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 27:1262-1267.

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